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2023-04-10 Crackdown on TRC Board

The Citizen: As a result of the crackdown Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) and Tanzania Government Flight Agency (TGFA) on Sunday, became the first casualties of the CAG report, after President Samia dissolved the TRC Board and sacked the flight agency’s Director General John Nzulule.

According to the CAG, Tanzania Railway Corporation (TRC) twice rejected the tender to purchase the locomotives and passenger couches from the lowest bidder … and instead made a non-competitive purchase of $478 million. The decision … cost the tax payer an additional $215 million (Sh507.4 billion). (Monday, April 10, 2023)

2023-01-10-Tabora-Isaka section starts

On January 18, 2023, the Vice President of Tanzania Hon. Dr. Philip Isdor Mpango has laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Tabora-Isaka section of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). Located in the Shinyanga region, the section stretches for 165 km (130 km + 35 km of intersections. The construction of the sections, undertaken by the Turkish company Yapi Merkezi, will take 42 months and is expected to be completed in March 2026.

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2022-07-21 Trucks and tracks: Will Tanzania´s SGR ever Work?

Trucks and tracks: Will Tanzania’s SGR ever work?

By Charles Makakala, JULY 21 2022

Will the SGR ever work?–3887506

2022-04-12-Tanzania’s SGR to start operations by end of April, 2022

April 12 2022. The Citizen, Dar es Salaam

By Hellen Nachilongo

The government of Tanzania has released Sh609.6billiion out of the total of Sh4. 6 trillion for the construction of the 368 km Railway in Tabora.

Tabora. The Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) has announced that the Dar es Salaam – Morogoro Phase 1 of the Standard Gauge Railway will start operations at the end of this month (April) with the project almost complete.

2022-01-17 SGR Deal Tanzania-Burundi

Tanzania, Burundi sign multimillion-dollar SGR deal

Citizen, Monday January 17 2022

Tanzania on Sunday signed a multimillion-dollar deal with neighbouring Burundi to build a Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) linking Gitega to the Indian Ocean.

The planned 282 kilometre SGR railway line will run from Uvinza in Tanzania’s Kigoma region to Gitega in Burundi.